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Lightning Strikes Nine at Yellowstone’s Old Faithful


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A single bolt of lightning struck nine visitors waiting to see Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park, according to nationalparkstraveler.com. On Wednesday, park officials said there were several minor injuries but no initialreports of serious complications from the Tuesday afternoon strike. According to rangers, all nine were either on the boardwalk orwalkways around Old Faithful Geyser when a small thunderstorm cellproduced a single lightning bolt.

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